Optimization of facility layout

dc.contributor.advisor Keith L. McRoberts
dc.contributor.author Moon, Geeju
dc.contributor.department Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
dc.date 2018-08-16T06:20:24.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-02T06:12:06Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-02T06:12:06Z
dc.date.copyright Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 1989
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.description.abstract <p>Computer-aided layout technique, which appears to be the best approach to solving complex layout problems, is not commonly used in practice. One of the important reasons may be the generation of unrealistic layouts which results from ignoring the important practical constraints and objectives involved in layout problems. As one possible solution to this problem, a human planner can develop layout using a computer routine with those constraints and objectives in mind. However, the development of a heuristic procedure which incorporates human-like layout processes into a computer program could be a better solution;This dissertation provides the means of a realistic or a close to realistic layout development using important practical objectives and constraints involved in facility layout. Instead of ignoring those factors due to the difficulties of implementing them into mathematical statements, using them in the process of layout development will be helpful to reach an optimum or a near-optimum solution;An experimental system, FLUKES, has been constructed for testing purposes. This system develops layouts which include the practical factors involved in layout problems. These factors include architectural limitations, health/safety, user preferences, utilities, department shapes, future expansion plans, and energy savings as well as material handling costs. FLUKES uses these factors not only for the evaluation of a layout, but also for the search for a solution.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/rtd/9226/
dc.identifier.articleid 10225
dc.identifier.contextkey 6355668
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9060
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath rtd/9226
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/82302
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Industrial Engineering
dc.subject.keywords Industrial engineering
dc.title Optimization of facility layout
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dissertation
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thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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